“Blu-ray movies deliver an amazing viewing experience, with stunning image quality, advanced audio features, and awesome special features that let you control playback and access additional content while you’re watching your movie,” Michael Smith reports for IDG Creative Lab.

“Unfortunately, Macs don’t ship with Blu-ray support, and mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone are quickly rendering disc media obsolete,” Smith reports. “The good news is that turning your favorite Blu-ray movies into portable digital files has never been easier.”

“Before you can rip Blu-ray discs on your Mac, you’ll need a Blu-ray drive. You can pick up any number of external Blu-ray drives that hook via USB for less than $50,” Smith reports. “With a Blu-ray drive connected to your Mac, you’ll need a good Blu-ray ripping app to convert your movies into digital files. “

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